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National Summary


Mainly dry at first today apart from a little patchy rain or drizzle in places. However widespread heavy thundery downpours will develop by afternoon, with the risk localised spot flooding. Top temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees. Light to moderate southeast winds will veer southwest later.


Heavy rain with thundery bursts will continue for a time across Ulster and north Leinster early in the night but will clear away to the northeast soon after midnight. Cooler, clearer weather with isolated showers will then extend to all regions. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds.


Wednesday looks set to be a bright, breezy day with sunny spells and a scattering of showers. The showers will be largely confined to Atlantic coastal counties but a few will drift further inland. Top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.


HEADLINE: Some rain or showers at times (mainly affecting northwestern areas) but overall a good deal of dry weather and with temperatures close to the seasonal norm.WEDNESDAY NIGHT: It will be dry across the bulk of the country on Wednesday night with clear spells and just a few mist or fog patches. However, showers or longer spells of rain will edge into north Connacht and Donegal at times. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in moderate southwest winds which will increase strong at times in the northwest.THURSDAY: Low pressure is expected to be anchored just off the northwest coast on Thursday and this will feed in showers or longer spells of rain to parts of Connacht and Ulster. However, elsewhere it is expected to be a mainly dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds.FRIDAY: An area of low pressure to the north of Ireland will fill and dissipate during the course of Friday. There will be showery rain across northern areas to start but the rain will fragment and ease during the course of the day. Predominantly dry elsewhere with sunny spells and just a few isolated showers. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in light, variable breezes.SATURDAY: Current indications suggest that Saturday will be a largely dry day with a mix of cloud and bright/sunny spells. A few showers are likely to develop in the afternoon but they will be generally light in nature and well-scattered. Maximum temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees in light, variable winds.SUNDAY: Still some uncertainty with regards to weather conditions on Sunday. However, the latest guidance indicates it will remain largely dry with some sunny spells and with temperatures reaching the low twenties.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 7 Knots, Recent drizzle, 12 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

Southeast, 7 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

Southeast, 9 Knots, Rain shower, 0.2 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southeast, 9 Knots, Recent fog, 0.8 Miles, 1015, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Southeast, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South, 9 Knots, Mist, 1.0 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 13 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1017, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 7 Knots, Wave height not available, 1012, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, 1007, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Tuesday 20 June 2017 Issued at 0500 Monday 19 June 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: An anticyclone of 1024hPa extends across Britain and Ireland as a weak cold front remains slow-moving off the Donegal coast.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: East or variable force 2 to 4, becoming northerly this evening and tonight.

Weather: Fair

Visibility: Good

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Rossan Point to Fair Head

Wind: Northerly force 2 to 4, becoming north to northeast force 4 to 5 later today and overnight.

Weather: Fair

Visibility: Good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Wednesday 21 June 2017: Moderate to fresh east to northeast winds during Tuesday.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Some very heavy or thundery downpours are likely at times on Tuesday, mainly in parts of Connacht and Ulster with local spot flooding.

Small Craft Warning

South to southeast winds will occasionally reach force 6 today on coasts from Loop Head to Slyne Head to Erris Head.

Blight Warning

Conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will occur at times through Sunday and during the early days of next week, especially in Atlantic coastal areas. Limited opportunities for spraying are possible on Saturday.